230 secondary school students on work-study

Students at the work-study orientation (Ministry of Education photo)

Two hundred and thirty students were yesterday encouraged to practice good work-ethics as they embark on a work-study stint beginning Monday, July 23rd, 2018.

An orientation exercise for phase two of the work-study programme was organised by the Department of Education Georgetown. The students along with parents gathered  in the Queen’s College auditorium where they were briefed on what is expected of them over the next five weeks, according to a release from the Ministry of Education.

Julius David, who is also a Work-Study Supervisor gave an overview of the programme and what it aims to achieve.

He said that the aim of the programme seeks to create a smooth transition for fifth form students from school to employment. He said that initially, the programme targeted students from Community High Schools but as time passed, those schools have been phased out and the programme now focuses on junior and senior secondary schools.

The 230 students who underwent the orientation exercise will replace their counterparts who would have participated in phase one of the programme. According to District Education Officer, Sherwyn Blackman some organisations have requested to retain students who participated in phase one of the programme. In total 159 students have been retained.

Blackman said that the programme not only targets public schools but also accommodates students from a number of private schools.

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